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Yoga and Ayurveda Special at Hotel Giardino Ascona

Ben Rakidzija lives as a traveling yoga teacher and writer in different countries in Europe. He holds a master’s degree in philosophy, is certified through the American Yoga Alliance (500h), and has practiced with Zen masters such as Shodo Harada Roshi (Japan) and Ryushin Paul Haller (US/ IRL). He writes novels as well as plays and founded the European Literature Festival Lit. EU. At the Hotel Giardino, he offers a freestyle of Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, and QiGong.

Ayurveda specialist Florence Steger, trained at the European Academy of Ayurveda and the Heilpraktikerschule in Lucerne, cares for guests in the Swiss Giardino Hotels in Ascona and St. Moritz. She offers programs focusing on healthy eating, detox, weight reduction, and talk therapy. During health weeks, she promotes guests’ self-awareness to encourage healthier behavior in daily life.

The 5-day program “Yoga and Ayurveda Special” offers you professional care by yoga teacher Ben Rakidzija and Ayurveda specialist Florence Steger to find and maintain your inner balance. Experience the Indian Summer in Ticino, a time when warm sun rays brighten the day and fresh night breezes provide a pleasant balance. Our specially designed Yoga and Ayurveda time-out offers you the opportunity to strengthen your body and mind.

The «Yoga and Ayurveda Special» includes:

– Ayurvedic anamnesis and nutritional consultation with Florence Steger

– Two Ayurvedic full-body treatments (60 min. each) depending on the indication
– One coordinated facial application (90 min.)
– An exciting lecture by Ben Rakidzija

– Ayurvedic Tri-Dosha full board
– Participation in our weekly program
– Daily 2x 60 minutes yoga with Ben Rakidzija
– Sweat therapy (Svedana) in our sauna world
– Free entrance to the dipiù spa area

Special weekly programs with sports and exercise can be added for all Ayurveda retreats (CHF 160/hour).

5 days/4 nights

Price Hotel Giardino Ascona 
Per Person: CHF 1400
(including Tri-Dosha full board)

Per Person: CHF 990
(excluding Tri-Dosha full board)

Room: Price upon request
(20% discount on the room rate)

Availability Hotel Giardino Ascona 
September: 24.09.-28.09.23

For consultations and reservations, feel free to contact the spa team here:

+41 91 785 88 10

Send request

Time out is always something to celebrate – whether it’s brunch, the holidays or simply an after-work drink, our upcoming events provide the perfect setting to relax and unwind. For hotel guests and locals alike.


Pure relaxation! For those looking to fully unwind. Pamper your senses, enjoy fine dining and feel relaxed every minute of the day. True bliss.


Work and holiday combined! The perfect combination at the most beautiful destinations in Switzerland.


Get active! Take a boat out on the lake, hit the trails on a bike or paraglide down a mountain. A bit of adventure never hurt anyone.


Challenge your fitness! Build strength, increase your endurance or set new personal bests. Focus on sport and benefit from optimum nutrition.


Be your best self! Discover the potential of your body and mind and use it to the full. Improve your athletic and everyday performance through professional advice and good nutrition.


Improve your health! The health programmes sustainably strengthen the body and mind. Whether back issues, weight problems or stress: we can improve and protect our health.


Unwind from head to toe! The time has come to focus on finding your centre. Breathe deeply, eat consciously and improve your well-being with invigorating treatments. You will feel fantastic for it.


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